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Celtic & Scottish Studies Blog

Celtic & Scottish Studies Blog

Traditional arts, languages and culture in Scotland

Tag: song

Image: Joy Dunlop Cuirm Shònraichte Deireadh Dheuchainnean le Joy Dunlop This will be a stimulating bi-lingual event, full of lively discussion, song and music with special guest and well-known Gaelic singer, presenter and animateur, Joy Dunlop. There will also be musical contributions from Edinburgh University students, including Mòd Gold Medalist, Màiri Callan. Three members of […]

COTHROMACHD AGUS BUNTANAS: AM BEATHA CRUTHACHAIL SÒNRAICHTE AIG LUCHD-CIÙIL TRAIDISEANTA BALANCE AND BELONGING: THE UNIQUE CREATIVE LIFE OF TRADITIONAL MUSICIANS Sunday, May 7, 2023, 2:00 PM Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2ED   Event page: https://edinburghtradfest.com/schedule/2023/1/20/rebellious-truth-23-mischa-macpherson Register here (free event): https://www.traverse.co.uk/whats-on/event/edinburgh-tradfest-rebellious-truth-mischa-macpherson-spring-23 This event will be hosted by Dr Lori Watson, Lecturer in […]

Join us for an afternoon celebrating the culture, heritage and history of Scotland’s Traveller communities. The afternoon’s celebration includes live performances from community members Jess Smith, Joss Cameron and Sam Donaldson. Wednesday 26th April 2023, 2pm Project Room (1.06), 50 George Square This event is hosted by Robert Fell, SGSAH Postdoctoral Fellow in Celtic and […]

A Celebration of Scotland’s Music and Song Traditions Join us in celebrating St Andrew’s Day in music and song at the University of Edinburgh’s annual concert. Date and time Wed, 30 November 2022, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT (Doors open at 19:15) Location St Cecilia’s Hall Niddry Street Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1NQ Key Information All are […]

A digital TradFest We were delighted to present our first annual Rebellious Truth lecture in association with Edinburgh TradFest on 10th May 2021. After postponing last year’s festival, which always brings together a wide variety of live folk music performances, the 2021 festival was entirely digital. The podcast series is live for a year on […]

By Sophie Hutton, MSc by Research Scottish Ethnology A strong legacy As a School of Scottish Studies graduate and a current MScR in Scottish Ethnology student, I was first introduced to the legacy of Hamish Henderson in 2015 and quickly came to regard him as a multi-faceted individual – a folklorist, songwriter, lecturer and fieldworker. […]

Join us on Friday 6th December 2019 for a special night of song, music and poetry to celebrate Hamish Henderson, champion of Scotland’s rich oral tradition. Voice of the People brings together contemporary voices inspired by Henderson’s life and work, featuring prominent tradition bearers and material from the School of Scottish Studies archives. Poet, song-maker, […]

Celtic & Scottish Studies celebrates World Play A Strathspey Day – 15th May A few strathspeys (rhythmic Scottish tunes and songs) from our Scottish Ethnology team. https://youtu.be/uiThEhDgUek In the film Dr Lori Watson, Lecturer in Scottish Ethnology, sings the first verse of ‘Song of the Gillie More’ by Hamish Henderson set to traditional strathspey ‘Whistle […]

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